The Eternal Return
Spring 2012 | Twisted Siblings Elective
Instructor: Anthony Titus
This program-ambiguous pavilion is the result of a two-day individual design charette for the culmination of the Twisted Siblings elective which acted as a ground of exploration between two of the oldest forms of societal expression; painting and architecture. This project specifically seeks to express architecturally through language and drawings the analogies abstracted from two contemporary painters: Barnaby Furnas and Dana Schutz. The main analogy is that of Nietzschean Eternal Return (extracted from both Furnas and Schutz) and supported by the idea of an experiential infinity loop – one that is not singularly concerned with formal continuity, but with the physical aspects of experiencing and re-experiencing – in a post-traumatic sense. From the exterior and the interior the user is only aware of this infinity loop on a subconscious level, and only the architect has the god’s eye view of the plan. There is room for subjectivity, but the user is put out of place in an objective position while ultimately appropriating it from the limits of her subjectivity.